your post reminds me of that series of letters Peter Ustinov exchanged with the manageress of a Swiss hotel he was thinking of using. She replied to one of his enquiries about facilities with the assurance that "I am good in bed and not bad in bath".
Anyone who writes to deadlines much knows how easy it is to become so focused on getting the text on the page that you can overlook the most obvious of clangers. Newspaper journalists seem especially vulnerable - the Daily Mail recently published this:-
'A transplant surgeon has called for a ban on "kidneys-for-ale" operations'